What I Hate About Your Programming Language
Subject:   What is wrong about Ada ?
Date:   2003-05-15 12:32:08
From:   anonymous2
Response to: What is wrong about Ada ?

Personally, I loved Ada.
The problem with Ada was that the entire run-time environment had to pass the DOD suite of tests, meaning an Ada environment tended to be large. Not large compared to today's suite of standard libraries for C, C++, VB, etc.

No subset of Ada need apply, nor any super-set of Ada, either. And, in order to do anything really low level, all the vaunted portability of Ada (due to the tests) went out the window.

A wonderful, powerful language (with a poor IDE, and debugging facilities BTW) was overtaken by the Visual languages, with better IDE's and great debugging, but lots of warts from the past.